Heather Heyer Remembered By Lawmakers, Activists On Charlottesville Anniversary πŸ—žπŸ‘


Politicians and activists shared tributes to Heather HeyerΒ on Sunday, honoring the 32-year-old girl killed one 12 months in the past whereas protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.Β 

Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted that Heyer’s spirit will be seen β€œin every person who stands up to reject hatred and bigotry.”

Heyer was killed on Aug. 12, 2017, when a neo-Nazi who had attended the β€œUnite the Right” rally earlier within the day rammed his automotive into a bunch of protesters she was strolling with. The driver has been charged with first-degree homicide and federal hate crimes, and stays in jail till his trial begins in November.

Two Virginia state troopers, Lt. H. Jay Cullen and trooper-pilot Berke M.M. Bates, additionally died through the white nationalist rally. The law enforcement officials have been killed when their helicopter crashed shortly after surveilling downtown Charlottesville.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and CNN’s Ana Navarro joined Biden within the refrain of high-profile tweeters memorializing Heyer and calling on Americans to proceed protesting the bigotry promoted throughout final 12 months’s lethal rally.

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